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Seeing many deer in Kansas?

How you fellow Kansans doing with you deer hunting. Been one of the Worst seasons I've been involved with so far. Not seeing near the deer this year, I know they're here cause I have them on trail cam. Maybe I'm just having bad timing this year Think

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Went out last Tues and the morning was ok. Saw a big buck, but it was too dark to take a shot. Then saw five does with one little buck chasing them, but the afternoon was a dud.

Went out Friday morning without seeing a thing in the morning and the same for Sat all day. The Sat. spot is usually a really good one, but didn't see anything.

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Have you noticed that about every 4-5 years there's a season like this where it seems like aliens have came and lifted all the deer away? Maybe it's just me Think
I did see a monster 9 bedded with a doe yesterday well before sunup, that's the only big buck I have seen.
Any ideas what makes them seem scarce like this? Weather, Moon, Nocturnal, weak Rut, deer ratios............

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I don't have a clue. I am really somewhat of a newbie when it comes to hunting. I started hunting many years ago, but not consistently through the years. The last two, I've gotten more seriouse about whitetail hunting. Still learning.

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I sure hope it picks up during rifle season.

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Got you worried huh Nut
Seems it depends on who you talk to around here, some people are seeing them and most are not. I think what is happening is that a few first does are coming into heat and drawing the bucks away. Away would be where the guys are seeing them. Seeing several does still grouped up and still acting pretty calm so maybe the rut is still lagging a little. We'll see what happens Think

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Seeing many deer in Kansas?

Maybe they are just avoiding the paparazzi.
jk lol

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okay boys its Nov.19th whats going on in in Kansas? Mr. Cool!

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Things are looking better Thumbs up Saw good buck last night , 2 bucks brawling and 3 does this morning, and 5 does tonight. Other guys I have talked to around here had agreed it was starting off very slow but is just now starting to look better. Maybe by the time you make it up here they will be going all out Big smile

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Boy I hope they are just now getting going. I am leaving for KS this coming Sunday. I sure hope its a good safe trip!

Good luck to everyone !

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If you get bored and want to travel a couple hours come on up and visit and see some of our stomping grounds Thumbs up Good Luck Big smile
Saw another big buck chasing a doe yesterday afternoon close to my house.

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